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If you are a commercial sugarcane grower, banana grower or beef cattle producer in a Great Barrier Reef region, you may be eligible to claim the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate.

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To claim the rebate, you need to have sought professional advice from an Accredited Agricultural Adviser (AAA) for managing nutrient and sediment run-off on your primary production enterprise.

Up to $1,000 reimbursement is available to eligible primary producers to cover the costs of having sought this professional advice.


To be eligible for a rebate, you must:

  • be a primary producer (sugarcane, bananas or beef cattle)
  • be located in the Great Barrier Reef region including Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsundays, Fitzroy and Burnett Mary according to the Great Barrier Reef catchment and river basins map
  • have sought advice from an AAA
  • not have received any financial assistance from Australian or Queensland Government programs around managing nutrient and sediment run-off on your commercial agricultural property.

For more information about the eligibility criteria, please refer to the guidelines (PDF, 1.3MB).

How to claim the rebate

To claim the rebate, you first need to complete the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate claim form and attach the following:

  • a copy of the eligible professional advice
  • a tax invoice and a document showing full payment for the eligible professional advice
  • a disclaimer from an AAA stating the eligible professional advice has been provided in line with Information for Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program Applicants (PDF, 343 KB) for the purposes of seeking a rebate under the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme.

Where required, a paper-based application can be emailed to QRIDA at or mailed to GPO Box 211, Brisbane Queensland 4001. Please do not mail original documents as we are unable to return them.

Information for Accredited Agricultural Adviser

Visit the Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program under the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate scheme for more information.

Find an Accredited Agricultural Adviser

Accredited Agricultural Advisers (AAAs) are qualified and experienced professionals that undergo a rigorous assessment and application process managed by QRIDA. This is to ensure the agronomic advice provided to primary producers is compliant with environmentally relevant activity (ERA) standards for the sugarcane, banana and beef cattle industries created in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

Select from the drop down menus below to find an AAA that suits your industry and region.


Please select an Industry, Operating Region or Profession to find an adviser.

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Last updated
13 May 2022